urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is a beautiful beer: crystal-clear body and fluffy white head. Ooo. Doesn't taste so good: grainy as hell, no sweetness, no good flavor. Just ungood. I would really prefer Budweiser.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A great looking beer in an awesome bottle. Very grainy and aweful. I'm not sure why Anchor even makes this. Rather have a bud.
skortila (4821) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sweet aroma, malty. not great. Appearance is okay, lasting head, golden to amber coloured. Clear. Taste is sweet, ugly malty, some hops, some fruits. Palate is metallic. It would have been better if they put the old foghorn in the big bottle and this 'small beer' in the small 0ldfoghorn bottle.
caesar (5771) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2003
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Definitely the worst of the Anchor brews i've tasted. Dark yellow color, quite big head. Aroma is skunky and hoppy. Taste is too bitter and sewer-water-like. Bitter palate. Why do they sell this crap in 0.5 liter bottles, and the nice old foghorn only in 0.25 liter?!
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2003
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2009 This beer was my first small beer. It was my first "drain-pour" in quite sometime.
Horrible, thin and bitter from start to finish. Maybe my bottle was off. I don’t even want to give it another chance. Bought it at Sam’s in Chicago, IL. Horrible!
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a clear light amber body topped by a thick rocky sustaining head with good lace. Slightly sweet and lemony hop aroma with a piney background. Slightly sweet yet very bitter hop flavor with a touch of lemon and piney notes. Light to medium bodied and slightly dry.
Andrew196 (1096) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden yellow in color, aroma was very boring and unoffensive. Taste was super clean, lightly sweetened malts....not a lot there. Tons of flavor for such a low ABV.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Lasting head, amber color. Plain, malty, a bit more effervescent than I expected. So this is that "mild ale" thing. I'll give it this, at 2.3% it was way better than budcoorsmiller lite.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2008 (22 oz bottle) light pale orange. Small off white head. Mild malt/hops aroma. Pale malt with distinct herbal/grassy hops finish. A really solid session beer or summertime out in the sun beer.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Medium orange gold color. Head is smallish. Aroma is malty and slightly skunky. A light bodied beer. Very light and watery tasting. There is something not quite right with this beer, not sure quite what it is, but it ain’t right. Malts are way to mild. Hops are way to astringent. And it only 2.3 % alcohol as well. Not a very good effort from Anchor. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is harsh. Aftertaste is bitter. DRAIN POUR TIME!!